Global coronavirus cases surge past 44.9 million

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New Delhi (NVI): More than 44.9 million people around the world have been confirmed to have the coronavirus, while the death toll is nearing 11,80,300, according to the Johns Hopkins University tally.

Over 30 million patients have recovered from the deadly disease globally.

In the US, the total number of coronavirus cases have reached more than 8.94 million with a record of over 91,000 new infections. The total number of fatalities have surpassed 2,28,600 in the country.

Brazil remains number one COVID-19 affected country in Latin America with 5.49 million cases. The country’s death toll stands at 1,58,969.

Mexico reported 5,948 new cases, bringing the total to 912,811, while the death toll rose 464 to 90,773, according to data released by the Health Ministry.

Moreover, Singapore will lift border restrictions for visitors from the Chinese mainland and Australia’s Victoria state from November 6.

South Korea reported 114 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, down from 125 a day earlier. The nation now has a total of 26,385 confirmed coronavirus cases, while deaths stand at 463.

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) Europe Director Hans Kluge yesterday said that the 54-country region has again reached a new weekly record for COVID-19 cases, with over 1.5 confirmed last week and more than 10 million since the start of the pandemic

“Europe is at the epicenter of this pandemic once again,” Kluge said, adding that, at the risk of sounding alarmist, I must express our very real concern.

-RJV